Publisher description for Beyond Berlin : twelve German cities confront the Nazi past / Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, Paul B. Jaskot, editors.


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Beyond Berlin breaks new ground in the ongoing effort to understand how memorials, buildings, and other spaces have figured in Germany's confrontation with its Nazi past. The contributors challenge reigning views of Germany's postwar memory work by examining how specific urban centers apart from the nation's capital have wrestled their respective Nazi legacies. A wide range of west and east German cities are profiled in the volume: prominent metropolises like Hamburg, dynamic regional centers like Dresden, gritty industrial cities like Wolfsburg, and idyllic rural towns like Quedlinburg. In employing historical, art historical, anthropological, and geographical methodologies to examine these and other important urban centers, the volume's case studies shed new light upon the complex ways in which the confrontation with the Nazi past has directly shaped the evolving form of the German urban landscape since the end of the Second World War.



Scholars and students interested in National Socialism, modern Germany, memory studies, urban studies and planning, geography, industrial design, and art and architectural history will find the volume compelling. Beyond Berlin will appeal to general audiences knowledgeable about the Nazi past as well as those interested in historic preservation, memorials, and the overall dynamics of commemoration.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Memorialization -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Germany.
Historic preservation -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
War memorials -- Germany.
Holocaust memorials -- Germany.
Collective memory -- Germany.